Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Osaka to Alaska
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Delay could have been handled correctly. I should have gotten compensation for the 3 hr delay and the 9 hr delayed departure from SFO to PDX"
Cons: "The entertainment system broke down and they offered us some united rewards but they said it so fast I missed the instructions."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 22 hours!"
Cons: "Need more legroom and luggage space. Long flight is painful"
Pros: "Business class seating, nice crew."
Cons: "Our bags showed up a hour after our flight arrived. They were tagged "abandoned, do not deliver" even though a United person told us no more bags were coming off the flight from Munich. Baggage handling is a weak point in the USA."
Cons: "Due to purchasing from Kayak, we could not change flight even thought flight UA34 was delayed due to mechanical. We had to call ANA, United and Airline.com but no one can change flights. We will not purchase tickets from Kayak. We called 11/5 to assign seat numbers. However, when we get to the airport, our seat was no assigned as we requested. They had to re-arrange to sit next to each other for two of us. Fight got delay does not mean they can re-assign our seats."
Pros: "The food was remarkably good for a US airline. The wine was good as well. I found enough video material to entertain me throughout the long flight, although I would have liked a decent classical music program."
Cons: "I had to ask for a pillow and when I did not take the blanket becaue it was comfortable I had made a mistake. It was VERY chilly in the last third of the flight and there was no way to locate personnel, or even a call button in the darkened plane to ask for one.Finally I climbed up on my seat (short people cannot reach the overhead bins on this plane) to get my coat out of the overhead bin and passed the last hours bundled up in that. While water was passed out frequently, collecting cups and bottles, not to mention the remnants of the snack or meals was not high on the priority list and eventually we were sitting in a trash pile. Bravo for having luggage available as soon as we got through customs!"
Cons: "Flight attendant assignments to our seats were mishandled. We did have any food or drink offer until 90 minutes after boarding. We were told that one of the attendants fell ill but no was assigned to take her responsibilities."
Pros: "Safe travel"
Cons: "Cramped and warm"
Pros: "Left on time On board flight entertainment Dimmer/shade adjustment for windows"
Cons: "Unfriendly, frustrated flight attendants Very narrow aisles on 787 Small, tight seats (uncomfortable)"
Pros: "Nothing because we didn’t leave Guam, was not allowed to go Japan due to having a green card and Philippines Passport."
Cons: "Service Overall of how we were treated by a bad customer services is really terrible and bad."
Pros: "The staff was pretty polite and helpful"
Cons: "The plane was old, seats didn’t recline and I thought all flights over 4 hours had screens and not personal device entertainment. I was able to use but it’s not conducive to the overall experience."
Pros: "Good crew, good first class , quick boarding"
Cons: "WiFi was slow"
Pros: "On time, smooth flight"
Pros: "This was the final leg of our Toronto to Orange County trip. It was 1 ½ hours. We got on fast and took off on time. I slept through most of it..."
Cons: "As we have learned, airlines, like banks, have figured out how to make more money (even though fuel prices have dropped) fees, fees and more fees and less, less, less services..."
Pros: "Landed safely"
Cons: "Delayed 4 hours. Moved gates 3X's to a different terminal twice. Landed at different airport with a 1hr bus ride. Nothing good. No compecompensation. Booooo."
Pros: "As a result of extensive business travel, my husband and I enjoy premiere status with United . We love the airline, because even when we buy inexpensive tickets on our own dime for family travel, we are treated exceptionally well and often upgraded. The flight was on time, the ground and cabin crew friendly and the captain competent. That works for us!"
Pros: "People were courteous as expected but as usual the 1st class took precedence. Big deal they pay extra for what, not to eat 1 ounce snack foods and cans of soda."
Cons: "The room and the food was horrible. Seems like every time I take a flight people get stuffed into planes like sardines. Also the food selection was nonexistent. There was not enough qty for each person on the flight and the food choices are subpar and very expensive. If u ask me with the exorbant cost of flight to include now the cost to bring luggage is horrible. What happened to the days when airlines actually cared for their customers. I guess those days are long gone. I have been in he military over 17 years and not once have I received a courtesy upgrade to 1st class and I have flew over the world. Guess it's all about the money. And have to pay for entertainment....go figure and why isn't there outlets on every seta in every row. Is that too much to ask!"
Pros: "Nice vegetarian meal option. Good food and service overall."
Cons: "It wasn't a Lufthansa flight. Both our connecting and international flights were United. We specifically bought the ticket because we have had excellent exeriences on Lufthansa. We were dissapointed to find out we were actually flying United. Entertainment system was down so there were no movies the entire way and we were seated in an exit row where the seats did not recline. Extra leg space was nice but I would have declined the seat if I had know the chair wouln't recline."
Pros: "seats are comfortable"
Cons: "1)Very cold cabin atmosphere. 2)Very noisy passengers wish the attendants can announce saying "since its a late night flight we request our passengers to keep their voices low" Some people just don't have common sense"
Pros: "I liked the legroom of Economy Plus. The flight itself was good. Didn't buy any food."
Cons: "We arrived late in Denver and had to sit at the gate and wait for the jetway person to arrive and connect the jetway to the plane. I also didn't like the fact that I had to buy Economy Plus because my wife and I were not only not assigned seats together after booking, we were not assigned seats at all. When I booked the flights I was only allowed to choose seats for the first flight - Charlotte to Houston...but not for the other three legs of our Charlotte to Seattle trip. The only two seats together from Houston to Seattle were in the very last row. And, on our return flight we had to purchase Economy Plus in order to sit together."
Pros: "The flight seemed a little more steady and more drinks were offered."
Cons: "The flight from Chicago to Fairbanks was a little better, but when it came time for me to use the restroom, the flight attendant was quite rude. I explained I had been waiting for the past 2 hours but she didn't seem to care. The seats were terribly uncomfortable."
Pros: "The services"
Pros: "I like to the passengers on the plane werrhelpful"
Cons: "After calling United to change my seat to one in the same price category, I arrived on the airplane to find the attendants had no record of me having that seat. Which not only caused embarrassment for me and the other passenger but also held up the flight. Also this was the worst food I've ever had on a flight in my entire life even other United flights had much better meal choices."
Pros: "Passport checked twice AFTER passengers had passed main security (at the gate). Bottled water purchased AFTER passengers had passed main security (in the terminal) not permitted on the plane. Flight attendants were completely unhelpful and passengers had to find space in the overhead compartments for their carry-on luggage by themselves."
Cons: "Passport checked twice AFTER passengers had passed main security (at the gate). Bottled water purchased AFTER passengers had passed main security (in the terminal) not permitted on the plane. Flight attendants were completely unhelpful and passengers had to find space in the overhead compartments for their carry-on luggage by themselves."
Pros: "The crew were polite and better than usual. We arrived safely."
Cons: "So many sick people everywhere. Violent and inappropriate movies kids could see on other people's screens. Bathrooms too small. Nowhere to throw away trash and no button to call flight attendant."
Pros: "Crew was friendly on the return flight from Tokyo, but we're quite strict on my flight from NY to Tokyo. Seems like the improvement in composure was due to recent controversy surrounding the airline."
Cons: "The food served on both my United flights to and fro Tokyo served what I consider by far, the worst airline food I've ever had in 20 years of flying internationally. It was on par with NYC public school lunch. Never flying United again."
Cons: "I missed my connecting flight from Newark to Ft. Lauderdale due to a 30 minute weather delay, and then an hour long delay imposed by Newark Airport due to air traffic volume. I had to sleep (barely due to all of the nighttime maintenance going on) on the damn floor by my standby gate because I couldn't afford a hotel and United refused to pay for one."
Pros: "The food was great"
Cons: "Boarding was slow"
Pros: "Efficient and friendly"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Very gracious staff and attendants : )"
Cons: "Flight from mke to Chicago was delayed so long I missed my connecting flight to charlotte. U had to spend the night in ohare airport. Very unhappy with United airlines."
Pros: "No issues with getting a seat or checking in like the cheap airlines."
Cons: "Same flight as the cheap airlines. New seats are not comfortable. Row 30 was brutal at 6'1". I'd rather deal with a shitty airline."
Pros: "Security was great! No hassle and quick. Boarding was on time and fast."
Cons: "Plane was small and cramped. The snack packs of pretzels and things is not very good, it doesn't taste the best and is not healthy for anyone. Had to gate check my one item. Very cold in the cabin even after two hours in flight."
Pros: "Great help from all the ground staff, especially in Osaka."
Cons: "The food was okay but you need to offer herbal teas for those who want something warm (planes are cold) but not caffeinated."
Cons: "I was put on an Air Canada flight and sat on the tarmac for almost THREE hours in MTL. Finally took off and am stuck in Toronto overnight. Air Canada was very unhelpful. I have to sleep in the airport. No food vouchers. Sucks."
Pros: "The crew where helpful"
Cons: "The fact that if I want to eat something or drink something I have to deprive myself of that and all because airlines including tens one do not take cash only credit."
Pros: "Stewardess were very nice"
Cons: "Tried to change flight to different day cost was rediculus united wanted an additional amount equal to the cost of the whole round trip not very helpful Were TSA approved going but not returning At 84 did not appreciate this. Will not fly United again if I have a choise"
Cons: "I have been flying by ANA in the past. I prefer ANA service over the United."
Pros: "The movie selection"
Cons: "Worst airline food I have ever had. There were supposed to be two choices for dinner, when they ran out of one, they just shoved the food at you with no apologies. It was the worst fried chicken ever, and breakfast was worse. The two male flight attendants never smiled, had attirude, and were overall jerks."
Cons: "The Chicago to LA portion unfortunately was on United. A stark comparison to the SAS portion. Unorganized boarding, marginal service and attendants in business that seemed disinterested. Charging business $4.99 for wifi that is free on other airlines. Some things never change!"
Pros: "Flight crew did not offer any relief to baby or mother"
Cons: "Following flight delays there was minimal efforts by flight crew to move with a sense of purpose. I will make full efforts to avoid flying United in the future"
Pros: "The crew was great and there was plenty of provided snacks and food."
Cons: "I had the exit row window seat and froze! I couldn't sleep that seat is so cold."
Cons: "I was flying from Pittsburgh to Chicago to Fairbanks. My flight from Pittsburgh was delayed. My connecting flight from Chicago to Fairbanks was in the very next gate. But as I exited my first flight, my connecting flight pulled away from the gate. I was extremely disappointed."
Pros: "Has aisle seat so I could stretch one leg."
Cons: "Was crammed in the back with not enough knee room. I'm not overweight, (5'11", 200 lbs) people (including flight attendant kept banging into me as they went past. 1 flight attendant (middle-aged man) obnoxious. Lots of empty seats in the "economy plus" section, once flight was in motion...attendant refused to let anyone move. United obviously shortened up the leg room and space towards the back of the plane to make room for "economy plus" then just left those seats empty when passengers refused to pay the additional $170 (what obnoxious flight attendant said) to sit there. I will look for other carriers..."
Cons: "On a flight as long as this one was it should have included FREE use of the movies, TV shows, the entertainment feature ."
Pros: "Easy boarding. Great crew . the only thing was the lack of leg room . maybe next time i fly i will get business. Class or first class"
Cons: "The crew was accommodating. And the plane was clean food was satisfactory. .. The seats where comfortable. And i rested well the.. Flight was delayed for a while but. Once on the plane the flight was great and i nade myself comfortable. I would definitely. Fly united again"
Airlines flying from Osaka to Alaska have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Osaka to Alaska
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Osaka to Alaska
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Osaka to Alaska
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Osaka to Alaska
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Osaka to Alaska